Mercedes-AMG of German automaker Daimler for two years refuses to release models with six-litre V12. On it informs edition Car and Driver, citing an interview with the head of AMG Tobias Moorsom.
The current generation Mercedes V12 motor with the index М279 installed in AMG models with an index of 65, has roots from the engines of the 1980-ies. This engine is still equipped with system of distributed injection, with one camshaft on each head and three valves per cylinder. Although twin-turbo engine power is 630 horsepower and 1000 Nm of torque.
Said engine until the current time was set on the family’s 65, G 65 and SL 65 Roadster. Mercedes-AMG G 65 is removed from the release. A few months will complete the production of the SL 65 Roadster. And only the sedan, coupe and convertible the S 65 will produce at least another two years before a change of generations.
According to Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG for its model lineup will replace the V12 hybrid power unit, which will include a four-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. In the model S 63 this petrol engine produces 603 horsepower. The total capacity of a hybrid will be higher than the current V12, and the rate of emissions is much lower. This is what the environmentalists demand from automakers.
The AMG division will continue to produce V12 Biturbo engines for the other structures of the group — Mercedes-Maybach. They are installed on versions of the S650 and the Pullman limousine.
Informed refusal from the production of V12 engines already told the company Audi and BMW for the same reason, compliance with environmental regulations. In addition, for the brands bentley, Rolls-Royce twelve-cylinder engines remain.